Surprisingly, this meeting made little mention of the quickly cloying Campus Plan or the ANC’s last session, which, it must be noted, Commissioner Ron Lewis called “very inclusive.” The commission will adopt a formal position on the matter at either their February 28 or April 4 meeting, according to their agenda.
So this is how liberty dies, with smug looks from several ANC commissioners
To remedy the scourge of after-hours noise in D.C., Lt. Hedgecock announced a new amendment to the far-reaching “Disorderly Conduct Law” to make “unreasonably loud noises between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. that are likely to disturb one or more persons in their residencies” an arrestable offense.
“There’s a problem with noise in Georgetown,” he joked, “Anybody agree?”
He went further to explain the capacity of police officers under this new provision: “If they deem it likely to affect or annoy someone, they can affect an arrest. […] The breach of peace does not have to occur.” The potential punishments include up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine.